Medicinal cannabis plants contain hundreds of different active ingredients, the best known are clearly the substances THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol), CBC (cannabichromene), CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol) and terpenes.
The substances CBD and THC are by far the most common in cannabis plants. While THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid and can have hallucinogenic effects, CBD is not psychoactive and has almost no side effects. On the contrary, CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. You can find out how the individual substances work and what they are used for in our articles.